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Sony paints PS2 white... for a while

Old console, new colour, karaoke bundle

Despite investing many millions of dollars into the PS3, Sony thinks the best way of boosting its consoles sales is recolouring the new model's seven-year-old predecessor. So, enter a "limited edition" ceramic white PS2.

Sony's white PS2 pack: a game and two microphones included

The colour – which is already available in Japan – doesn’t mean Sony’s changing any of the console’s capabilities. However, it will bundle the new PS2 with karaoke title SingStar Pop and two USB-connected microphones.

Initially, the console will appear in the US next month for $160 (£80/€95). But there’s no word yet on a European roll-out.

The launch of the colour into the US is no surprise - Sony’s currently celebrating the PS2’s seventh birthday and hopes to have sold 132m worldwide by March 2008.

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